Wednesday, 7 December 2011

...feeling festive.

So, those two and a half weeks went past quickly! My boss commented recently that my life is very full and that I do 'lot's of lovely, varied things'. She is right, and those lovely things have mean this is the first time I've been able to sit down and blog.



I have had everything scheduled to the half hour for the past two weeks, trying to clean the flat and get it ready for Christmas, make presents, see friends, go to numerous gigs, have afternoon tea with some lovely lady bloggers and my sister and aunt, an of course, work. It has been entirely worth it. Now, in a moment of calm I am sitting in my bedroom with the fairy lights on the tree twinkling away, eating a mince pie and thinking about how thoroughly brilliant my life is.

Baubles - a mixture of mine(my mum's), Dave's,
and ones we have collected together

The first lighting of the tree.



advent calendar for my sister.

mince pies and ginger tea

Christmas stocking :) 


Almost a wreath?

Bunting - to be added to!



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Our 'mantle'


My current view!


Today, I have the day off work and I have the cold. I am 'taking it easy' as Dave would say, watching Christmas films, drinking hot spiced tea and intending to make some felt bunting.

Christmas time is very much here.


It is currently light for what feel like about 4 hours per day, and even then, the flat doesn't let much in. These photos are a bit dark but are about as good as it gets...




17 comments:

Laura said...

What I wouldn't give for a cup of tea, a mince pie and a Christmas movie right now...

Elizabeth said...

Aren't you a busy bee! I'm so glad it all makes you happy.

You have a very lovely tree, and now how much you will be enjoying it right now.

x

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jules said...

mmm I had a mince pie for lunch! I love Christmas really....

Jules
http://andsuddenlyisee.blogspot.com

Monica said...

very festive!

loving hearing when someone loevs their life.

Sara said...

Such a beautiful style of xmas decorations, god knows I NEED a mince pie now after seeing yours though!

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amy b.s. said...

the tree turned out very cute!

Spare Thoughts said...

Christmas hasn't arrived at our house yet. Maybe this weekend, need to get going on the presents.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your home is so cozy and festive. Love it! And I Love the advent calendar you made for your sister!!!

Siobhan said...

Your tree is grogeous - ours goes up TONIGHT!

Lindsay Jewell said...

Your tree is so beautiful! And all of the other decorations. I love this time of year. :)

Amy said...

The advent calendar is TOO lovely!


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Zoƫ {Conversation Pieces} said...

Very festive... and yay to mince pies! Love the tree and I'm also loving the lace jar too :)

grace said...

your tree is lovely, lisa-marie! plus, the homemade advent calendar is marvelous. glad to see you're staying busy and jolly! :)

Mandi @ make it dear said...

oh the advent is adorable! happy holidays!

Lynne said...

Lovely advent calendar! Hope you're having a lovely time in Wales and really relaxing x

Spare Thoughts said...

I got Gus a lego advent calendar for 2011 and he loved it but I think for 2012 I want to make my own advent calendar which is reusable.